Is my lot non-conforming? What does this mean?

If your lot is found to be "non-conforming" it means that your lot is not in conformance with current zoning regulations. In order to add on or alter structures on your property, you may need to obtain a Special Permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals, or a Variance from the zoning by-laws.

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1. The Building Commissioner has made a determination with which I disagree. Can I appeal his decision to the Zoning Board of Appeals?
2. What can I expect if I need to request a hearing?
3. I understand that my lot is non-conforming and that I need to obtain special permission from the Zoning Board of Appeals to proceed with my project. What does this mean?
4. Is my lot non-conforming? What does this mean?